Station Racine, Wisconsin

June 29, 2021

Station Racine, Wisconsin

USLSS Station #14, Eleventh District
Coast Guard Station #283


On north side entrance to Root River Racine Harbor, near inner end of north pier, 3/8 mile west of Racine North Breakwater Light;

Date of Conveyance:


Station Built:



Decommissioned in 1971


A new site was acquired in 1900.


  • James Eason was appointed keeper in 1876 and left in 1877 (?)

  • John Sandburg was appointed keeper on 23 MAY 1877 and resigned on 21 NOV 1884.

  • William Jones was appointed keeper on 2 APR 1885 and drowned on 22 SEP 1885.

  • John Lysaght was appointed keeper on 19 MAR 1886 and transferred to Grand Point Au Sable on 9 JUL 1885.

  • George Breckerfield was appointed keeper on 9 JUL 1888 and resigned on 20 NOV 1903.

  • Gus B. Lofberg was appointed keeper on 4 NOV 1903 and left in 1914.

  • Olaf Egeland was appointed keeper in 1914 and resigned in 1915.

  • John A. Olander was appointed as acting keeper in 1915.




Original caption reads: “Racine Sta. South side, Station #294"; notation on back notes that this post card image was received by the USCG Superintendent of Construction & Repair on 19 September 1916.



Station History File, CG Historian’s Office

Dennis L. Noble & Michael S. Raynes.  “Register of the Stations and Keepers of the U.S. Life-Saving Service.”  Unpublished manuscript, compiled circa 1977, CG Historian’s Office collection.

Ralph Shanks, Wick York & Lisa Woo Shanks.  The U.S. Life-Saving Service: Heroes, Rescues and Architecture of the Early Coast Guard.  Petaluma, CA: Costaño Books, 1996.

U.S. Treasury Department: Coast Guard.  Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers and Cadets and Ships and Stations of the United States Coast Guard, July 1, 1941.  Washington, DC: USGPO, 1941.